Central Library adds Sunday hours

JMRL’s Central Library is scheduled to add Sunday phone assistance and curbside pick-up hours, 1-5pm, starting October 4.

Library Director David Plunkett said adding the hours at Central will benefit patrons that may not be able to pick up their holds during the current hours.

“This is the ONLY Sunday service in JMRL, so it is a crucial piece of customer service for working families,” he said.

Central Library is also open for curbside services during the below times:

  • Monday, 1-7pm
  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

For information about JMRL’s hours and services, visit jmrl.org.

JMRL’s Tier 3 services and updated hours

**Updated January 5, 2021

As JMRL continues to work with local health authorities and provide important services to the community, the Library has announced its plans to move into Tier 3 limited in-branch appointment services and curbside services.

Library Director, David Plunkett, said the changes to each branch reflect careful consideration of current COVID-19 data, consultation with local government partners, and also the needs of the individual communities.

“JMRL has worked hard to be able to re-open some doors, and is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the community,” Plunkett said.

It’s important to note that curbside and appointment services will not always both be available at the same time and patrons should contact their local branch with any questions.

Tier 3 branch information:

Crozet Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm
Tuesday, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, 10am-7pm
Thursday, 10am-4pm
Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Appointment and curbside services available, except Saturday, which is curbside only.

Central Library: Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Monday, 10am-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Call 434.979.7151×4 for appointment info.

Gordon Avenue Library: Monday & Wednesday, 10am-7pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10am-4pm
Call 434.296.5544 for appointment info.

Northside Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-7pm
Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm
Call 434. 973.7893×8 for appointment info.

Louisa County Library: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. Both appointment and curbside services available during open hours.

Greene County Library: Monday, 12pm-7pm Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday: appointment service only. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: curbside pickup only.

Nelson Memorial Library: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm. Saturday, 9:30am-4pm
Appointment and curbside services available, except Friday, which is curbside only.

Scottsville Library: Monday, 1pm-7pm
Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-3pm
Appointment and curbside services available.

Donations update

JMRL’s Friends are now accepting donations at Gordon Avenue Library only. For more details, visit the blogpost.

For more information about JMRL’s COVID-19 Response, visit jmrl.org.

JMRL partnering with VDH for reusable mask distribution

Starting Tuesday, June 16, JMRL will partner with the Virginia Department of Health to serve as a reusable mask distribution center.

Patrons will be able to receive free masks during JMRL’s curbside services, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am-2pm, at all branch locations.

“Wearing a cloth face covering is an important way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Rebecca Schmidt, Population Health Manager for the Thomas Jefferson Health District (TJHD).”

“TJHD is dedicated to making sure that everyone in the community has access to masks and we are excited to partner with JMRL to make masks available at local libraries,” she said.

David Plunkett, JMRL’s Library Director, said the partnership will help the Library’s efforts to keep their staff and the community safe during curbside services.

“TJHD has really gone above and beyond to provide access to personal protective gear and other resources in the fight against COVID-19 for the people of Central Virginia,” Plunkett said.

“JMRL is glad to be able to partner with the Health Department in this endeavor to help keep our communities healthy.”

For more information about JMRL’s curbside services, visit www.jmrl.org.